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Gonna blow untappd and tumblr up on Friday with the Hill Farmstead tasting I'm hosting.

I'm rock hard right now. No jomo.

I want to be a whiskey drinker cuz of the badassness associated with it, but every time I take a sip, I realize I'll never be that person. Maybe I haven't had enough to refine (or deaden) my palette.... I'm not sure what I should be doing.

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I'm not sure what I should be doing.

Drinking whiskey.

Anyway, to make this post beer related here is our lineup for the HIll Farmstead tasting:

Ann

Anna

Art (batch 1)

Art (batch 2)

Arthur

Biere de Norma

Birth of Tragedy

Civil Disobedience #1

Civil Disobedience #3

Civil Disobedience #4

Damon

Daybreak

E.

Everett (2011)

Everett (2012)

​Fear & Trembling (Bourbon)

Fear & Trembling (Cabernet)

Fear & Trembling (Cabernet/Bourbon Blend)

Flora

Jim

Jimmy x2

Mimosa

Vera Mae #1

Vera Mae #2

Growlers of Walden and Life Without Principle

Really all we're missing is BA Earl, BA Everett, Phenomenology of Spirit, Civil Disobedience #2, and Clara. Also I guess Art batch 3. Totally stoked about this :)

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Shufon, try inviting Shaun and maybe he'll crash with those.

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Yeah I talked to him man. He said he actually doesn't even have any of them except Phenomenology of Spirit, and told me just to remind him before I go up there next time and he'll open it with me. Then he went on for like a paragraph about being happy to hear that people are doing something like this rather than putting their bottles on eBay.

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sierra nevada tumbler 12 packs back in grocery, great cheap fall beer

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Civi Disobedience #1

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Blue label Arthur (it's the old green label Arthur with house spontaneous cultures)

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Walden -- 4% IPA, collaboration between Hill Farmstead and The Alchemist

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Art batch 1

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Art batch 2

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Ann.. incredible beer but really I don't understand the extremity of hype now that I've had it.

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Anna

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Birth of Tragedy.. barrel aged imperial porter with cinnamon and vanilla. Was incredibly tasty.

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Biere de Norma. By far my favorite of the night, this was just spectacular.

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Mimosa, probably my second favorite. Tasted like rotten citrus fruits.

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Vera Mae, dandelion saison.

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Daybreak

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Damon, bourbon barrel aged stout. This one surprised me, was much better than what I expected from talking to people prior. Extremely good.

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Always good :)

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Fear and Trembling Cabernet

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Fear and Trembling Bourbon

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Fear and Trembling Bourbon/Cab Blend

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Life Without Principle

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Flora batch 3. This was crazy tart for a saison. I loved it.

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Civil Disobedience #3

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Civil Disobedience #4

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Jim, red wine barrel aged black IPA.

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Jimmy, red wine barrel aged imperial black IPA.

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3 batches of Everett. Definitely the fresher the better.

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FInal lineup :)

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Fremont Kentucky Dark Star. This sucked.

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Cascade Strawberry, not bad.

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Strawberry Brute :)

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:D

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Didn't get a pic but we also had B Nektar Dark Dark Goose. It was a mead thrown in a bourbon barrel that already had 10 gallons of Bourbon County in it.. so basically 2/3 bourbon barrel mead + 1/3 Bourbon County. Tasty stuff for sure. Also, this is the best way to drink Izzy:

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Hoarders Society x____x

PMR knows how to sell stuff

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Hoarders Society x____x

PMR knows how to sell stuff

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"Oh shit Patrick, the Reserve Society isn't building enough hype anymore!! We need a new hype train!"

Patrick Rue: "Just make a new Reserve Society with a new (awful) name, charge twice the price, and give them a few extra beers."

I don't plan on joining that, but I might join the Reserve Society again just to get some of the RS Exclusive beers for next year. Rye, Brandy, and toasted new oak variations on Bois (5th anniversary beer) sound good, along with Grey Monday, a new blueberry sour, and Kumquat Sour in the Rye.

Yeah, next year's lineup looks a lot better than this years. The Hoarders Society beers actually sound very interesting but ~$400 more than a Reserve Society membership for 10 bottles (5 beers, 2 each) that the Reserve Society members can't get? Seems stupid.

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Oh and Cherry Oude Tart sounds dope. On the fence about the unnamed coffee English barleywine and unnamed barrel aged apricot strong ale. Both sound like they could either be very good or very bad.

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tru. a lot of this years stuff is pretty zzZzZzz compared to next year's lineup

aside from the 10 exclusive bottles, another good thing about HS is u get 2x RS allocations

5 BT'S TURN INTO 10 BT'S etcetc

idk if he was srs but t_c brought up splitting membership costs 3 ways for the HS (pretty sure 4 ways is do-able also)

which kinda makes sense b/c of the (at least) double allocations

someone from my fb feed was offering his HS spot too

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I already discussed this with t_c. He'll probably inform you soon if he hasn't already.

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'09 Black Tuesday. Carbonation and apparently different malt base (??) definitely added levels of complexity I've never had in this beer. Was pretty tasty.

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Veritas 007. Best Veritas I've had, huge grape, very acidic and sour but not overly acidic. One of my favorites today.

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I shrugged this off when I saw it in the fridge because I thought it was regular Kate. Then I saw the Oak^2 and freaked out :\ I think this is the rarest beer I've ever had.

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The Jaspers, kinda disappointing.

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Frambozen, not disappointing :D Almost jammy it had so much raspberry presence. Nicely sour though, really enjoyed this.

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Incredibly bad pic but it's Allagash Resurgam. Strange beer, not really what I expected but pretty good.

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Everything we opened minus the '09 Double Oaked Kate. Those Kuhnhenn meads were fucking sweet, was on the fence about all of them.

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Your signature should really say "who likes my glasssuzzz"

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Had Logsdon Seizoen Bretta last night. Was a bit disappointed, kinda liked the regular Seizoen better. Also had this:

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Was nice. A little less fruit than I wanted, and kind of a cheesy funk from the raspberries but it was enjoyable. Would like to try the 2010 version so I can see what Beat on raspberries is like..

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SD Haulz + some for somethingauthentic

if any1 is lookin for hoppy bday holla @ me

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popped into the store yesterday and was pleasantly greeted with some breakfast stout. i don't remember seeing it this early..

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Had some good stuff this past week:

De Dolle Oerbier Reserva vertical

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My preference was 09 > 07 > 10 > 08 > 06. 06 was just too old, didn't have any standout flavors or much character to it at all. Everything was just muted. 08 tasted completely different from the rest, smelled and tasted like a BA barleywine which was odd. 07 was the most sour and the most drinkable as well, drinking extremely well. 09 and 10 were very similar due to the body being really creamy compared to the other years, flavor was similar but 10 was somewhat muddled while 09 was just awesome.

Had this (unexpectedly) right after the vert:

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Spiced porters aged in bourbon and wine barrels on vanilla beans and cinnamon, blended, then refermented on dates. Very nice dessert like sweetness but balanced by the vinous flavors from the wine barrels. Liked this a lot.

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Alpine/New Belgium Super IPA. Just tasted like another amazing Alpine IPA. Wish I could get this in NY.

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This was very good but I was expecting more. Kuhnhenn BB4D is still the king of barrel aged old ales for me. I just got a growler of 2012 BCBS and I still have a little bit of this Adam from the Wood left.. might have to try a blend for the hell of it.

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Super IPA is great. Puts Ranger to shame, and just goes to show that New Belgium did not make the recipe haha.

I'd laugh though if Ranger 'changed' all of the sudden, coincidentally.

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There was no trace of New Belgium influence in that beer. It was an Alpine IPA with NB distribution. Wish they would do it more often because it would mean more Alpine in my life :)

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